How to dog-train people

Monthly Archives: October 2012

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Bad Habits?

Do you have a friend or know a child that has an annoying habit like biting their nails, or maybe they have a tendency for over-enthusiastic responses in situations? There might be some ways you can help curb those habits without reaching for those shock collars.

There is a video after the jump to show how interruptions can break bad habits with dogs, but there are some ways to break people-habits as well.

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Chocolate is bad for dogs, but people respond remarkably well to it. Continue reading

Having a bad day on the job?

Ever had a friend who complains about their terrible boss? Are they the type of boss who seems to only come over to them when he or she is upset about something? Do they like to snap off orders in that not-so-nice way? There might be something that can be done to help keep the peace and at least make your interactions a little more pleasant–with a bit of dog-training philosophy applied, of course.

Curious about how to train your boss to be less cranky?
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I couldn’t help myself when I saw this video–it actually has “Pawsitive” in it a few times! Nana looks like she’s having a blast pulling all the stops for her handler.
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“Hold up, did I read that right? Using dog training on people? You’ve got to be nuts.”

Okay, so this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve heard this, and it probably won’t be the last, but what you may not realize is many of the things people do are not automatically ingrained into their system.
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